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Italy Serie AAllegri is upset because his last-ditch strike was rejected

Allegri is upset because his last-ditch strike was rejected

Massimiliano Allegri, the head coach of Juventus, bemoaned his team’s luck with VAR after a late goal in a 2-2 home draw with Salernitana was chalked off.

With a header from a corner in the 94th minute, Arkadiusz Milik appeared to have won the contest.

However, VAR did not give the goal because Leonardo Bonucci was in an offside position when the ball took a little nick off of him.

Just one minute earlier, Bonucci tied the score with a rebound of his missed penalty as Juventus overcame a 2-0 halftime deficit to claim a draw.

Milik also received a second yellow card for his excessive celebration.

Juan Cuadrado of Juventus and Federico Fazio of Salernitana were handed straight reds after a fight.

And Allegri also got his marching orders for his involvement.

Allegri spoke on his VAR frustrations after the game, telling reporters:

“I can’t give interpretations because I’m not a referee.

“You have to accept the decisions. I think the referee was good.

“On the goal, I would like to see the image where you can see [Antonio] Candreva, who is in front of the ball where the corner is taken.

“I would like to know if there is an image where Candreva is seen.

“Since the beginning of the season, we are a bit unlucky with this VAR. We can say this.”

It was frustrating for Allegri, who is in his second stint as Juve’s head coach, to see how his team responded in the first half after conceding to former Bianconeri wideman Antonio Candreva.

Before Krzysztof, Piatek doubled the visitors’ lead just before the break.

Allegri added:

“Let’s analyse the game. We played 20 minutes very well, then after the goal, we stopped.

“Sooner or later, it had to happen to go behind. I wanted to see the reaction.

“It was the first time we were at a disadvantage.

“And my curiosity was to see how we would react. We didn’t respond well.

“Then in the second half, we played a good match.

“Salernitana played a good game, and I have to congratulate [Davide] Nicola.”

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